Supervisors to weigh whether to grant sheriff autonomy over contracts

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County supervisors next week will consider revising policies to allow Sheriff Chad Bianco and his staff to take over management of facilities maintenance at sheriff's buildings, as well as independently handle future public works projects — cutting out the county Economic Development Agency to net savings. Supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Chuck Washington jointly introduced the proposal to grant the sheriff's department autonomy in the procurement of janitorial and upkeep services for detention and administrative buildings, along with hiring engineering and architectural firms for planned projects. "By empowering the sheriff's department with the ability to oversee and manage these services, they may realize significant savings that will allow them to help
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